Human ordeals thrive on ignorance. To understand a problem with clarity is already half way towards solving it.— Amartya Sen
Seductive Half Way quotations
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
If you begin to consider yourself solely responsible to a political party, you're half-way to a dictatorship.
Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem.
Custer is said to have boasted that he could ride through the entire Sioux Nation with his Seventh Cavalry, and he was half right. He got half-way through.
The [first] argument asserts the non-existence of motion on the ground that that which is in locomotion must arrive at the half-way stage before it arrives at the goal.
A little lie can travel half way 'round the world while Truth is still lacing up her boots.
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forwad for the trip.
Haul up the flag, you mourners, Not half-mast but all the way;
The funeral is done and disbanded; The devil's had the final say.
I'm by no means a perfect human being.
I experience more than half of my life perpetuating darkness. That was because I was dropped in a place of darkness and expected to find a way out.
I guess, in a way, I grew up mixed race: half white, half black.
That question's always been on my mind: 'What are you? Are you this or that? Are you a white dude or are you a black dude?' In a strange way, music and comedy is kind of the same thing. I'm both.They're just different modes of expression.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness.
Only when we are comfortable with who we are can we truly function independently in a healthy way, can we truly function within a relationship. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes.
We have to get government out of the job of picking winners and losers.
That's what they've been doing the last year and a half, getting in the way of businesses that are trying to reinvest to get our economy back on its feet.
At night if I'm in a hurry, I'll just put on a lot of mascara and black pencil all the way around the inner rim. It's a totally sexy eye in a minute and a half.
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress. You're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.
Let's put it this way: the glass is half-empty, but the fact is, I can always get another drink
Half the world wants to be like Thoreau worrying about the noise of traffic on the way up to Boston; the other half use up their lives being part of that noise. I like the second half.
To my way of thinking, whether it's a superhero movie or a romance or a comedy or whatever, the most important thing is you've got to care about the characters. You've got to understand the characters and you've got to be interested. If the characters are interesting, you're half-way home.
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
I had to travel half way across the world to be called an American.
The best way to economize time is to 'lose' half an hour each day attending Holy Mass.
Oh I have been to Ludlow fair, and left my necktie God knows where.
And carried half way home, or near, pints and quarts of Ludlow beer.
Every minute spent worrying about "The way thing were" is a moment stolen from creating the way things can be.
The way to learn to do things is to do things.
The way to learn a trade is to work at it. Success teaches how to succeed. Begin with the determination to succeed, and the work is half done already.
This applies to many film jobs, not just editing: half the job is doing the job, and the other half is finding ways to get along with people and tuning yourself in to the delicacy of the situation.
The only way to prevent prostitution altogether would be to imprison one half of the human race.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
In my younger days, when I was painted by the half-educated, loose and inaccurate ways women had, I used to say, "How much women need exact science" But since I have known some workers in science, I have now said, "How much science needs women"
A Bavarian is half-way between an Austrian and a human being.
When my creative side isn't being fulfilled, I see it affect me in a negative way and I'm not able to become that father/husband/man that I want to be. So it's almost like this dark half that you have to satiate in order to become full, in order to become a good person.
Live the way you want to be remembered.
Glass half empty, glass half full. Well, either way you won't be going thirsty, count your blessings not your flaws.
Time flies so fast after youth is past that we cannot accomplish one half the many things we have in mind or indeed one half our duties. The only safe and sensible plan is to make other things give way to the essentials, and the first of these is fly fishing.
Our lives become the sum of all whom we have loved.
It is important not to waste anyone. One task of living out the last half of life is excavating and recovering all of those whom we loved in the first half. Thus, the recovery of lost loves becomes an important way in which the past affects the present.
Don't waste your time looking back, you're not going that way.
Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years.
Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.
East Asia has prospered since the end of the Vietnam War, and Northeast Asia has prospered since the end of the Korean War in a way that seems unimaginable when you think of the history of the first half of the century.
Old Khayyám, say you, is a debauchee;
If only you were half so good as he!He sins no sins but gentle drunkenness,Great-hearted mirth, and kind adultery.But yours the cold heart, and the murderous tongue,The wintry soul that hates to hear a song,The close-shut fist, the mean and measuring eye,And all the little poisoned ways of wrong.
What's meant to be will always find its way. Always.
Against the backdrop of people who avoid work, cut corners, and do half-hearted jobs, a diligent man stands out. Practicing diligence is an excellent way to stand out for Christ at home, in the workplace, and even at church. Today, complete each one of your tasks, however big or small, with diligence.
We've got sports scientists who insist it's important for the lads to eat after games to refuel, even if it's 2am. I used to refuel after games at West Ham until half past three in the morning in a different way - but then I'm old school.
A lot of chefs don't have a natural sense of economy.
I was with one guy the other day and I had to show him how to peel a turnip, because the way he was peeling turnips, he was throwing half of it in the garbage. It's not about being cheap. It's about being proper.
I look at life like a big book and sometimes you get half way through it and go 'Even though I've been enjoying it, I've had enough. Give us another book.'
In the library I felt better, words you could trust and look at till you understood them, they couldn't change half way through a sentence like people, so it was easier to spot a lie.